The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 44 66
Rank change year-on-year -25 +22  
Contract jobs citing VPN 6 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.81% 2.71% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 15.79% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Median daily rate £550 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.46% +7.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £405 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £466 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% +26.66%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 141 114 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 19.03% 17.17% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 48 52
Median daily rate £400 £451 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.78% -71.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VPN.

1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
2 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (42.86%) CCNP
5 10 (35.71%) Firewall
6 9 (32.14%) F5
7 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (28.57%) Juniper
8 6 (21.43%) CCNA
8 6 (21.43%) Wireless
8 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
8 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
9 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (17.86%) Internet
9 5 (17.86%) Windows
9 5 (17.86%) LAN
9 5 (17.86%) WAN
10 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.29%) SSL
10 4 (14.29%) CCIE
10 4 (14.29%) MPLS
10 4 (14.29%) BGP
10 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 3 (10.71%) FCoE
11 3 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (10.71%) Change Control

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (21.43%) Wireless
4 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (17.86%) Internet
4 5 (17.86%) LAN
4 5 (17.86%) WAN
5 4 (14.29%) BGP
5 4 (14.29%) MPLS
5 4 (14.29%) SSL
5 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
6 3 (10.71%) FCoE
6 3 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (10.71%) OSPF
6 3 (10.71%) VoIP
6 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.14%) WLAN
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) German Language
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Technical Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Network Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Delivery Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) 802.1X
2 3 (10.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) BYOD
3 2 (7.14%) CMDB
3 2 (7.14%) Handset
3 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.71%) B2B
2 3 (10.71%) Change Control
2 3 (10.71%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.71%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.14%) Information Security
3 2 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 2 (7.14%) Network Design
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (3.57%) High Availability
4 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
1 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (42.86%) CCNP
4 6 (21.43%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) CCIE
5 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) MCP
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (3.57%) HP ASE
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.14%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) F5
3 8 (28.57%) Juniper
4 3 (10.71%) Aerohive Networks
4 3 (10.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (10.71%) Brocade
5 2 (7.14%) Apple
5 2 (7.14%) ArcSight
5 2 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) FireEye
5 2 (7.14%) GFI Software
5 2 (7.14%) LogRhythm
5 2 (7.14%) McAfee
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) Rapid7
5 2 (7.14%) Sourcefire
5 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) TippingPoint